Book Review–Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet #2) by Lois Lowry




This is the 65th book from my 114 in 2014 Reading Challenge.



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Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet #2) by Lois Lowry
Published January 1st 2000 by Laurel-Leaf Books


In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.



Gathering Blue is a companion novel to The Giver.

While the world and characters in this book are greatly different from the ones in The Giver, the themes concerning control and choices were similar. I loved the main character, Kira. I have always been fascinated by the art of fabric dyeing. I also enjoyed her funny friend, Matt.

I was a little disappointed that Jonas and Gabe from The Giver aren’t in this one, but I hear they’re in the next. I liked the “twist” at the end. The characters were well defined, the world fascinating, and the plot interesting.








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